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Leo, a former convict, is living in seclusion on an island with his step-daughter, the daughter of his late wife. Leo was framed by a group of former business associates, and he also suspects that one of them killed his wife. He has invited the group to his island, tempting them by hinting about a hidden fortune, and he has installed a number of traps and secret passages in his home. He is aided in his efforts by a former cell-mate who holds a grudge against the same persons. When everyone arrives, the atmosphere of mutual suspicion and the thick fog that covers the island promise a tense and hazardous weekend for everyone.
This movie is part of the collection: The Video Cellar Collection
Director: Terry Morse
Producer: Terry Morse
Production Company: PRC; Producer's Releasing Corporation
Audio/Visual: sound, Black and White
Keywords: Mystery; Thriller; PRC; George Zucco; Lionel Atwill;
Contact Information: http://video-cellar.blogspot.com/
Creative Commons license: Public Domain Mark 1.0
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Subject: Dark Old House - and a good one.
This dark old house movie was made in 1945, though it seems older. It's a nice little movie, given it's B movie status. The only thing I have to say against it is that the romance element was a bit wooden. Sharon Douglas was a radio actress, but I'm afraid she couldn't do much on the screen. She did, according to IMDB, provide music for the soundtrack. The rest are stock characters, including the great pair of George Zucco and Lionel Atwill in a small role. Definitely worth watching for those who enjoy the genre. And it's mercifully free of humor, which often spoils the genre to my taste.
Subject: Movie for a foggy night.
Fog! Fog! This movie lives up to its title. There is lots of fog and an island. On the island is a creepy old house. This house has the required number of secret passages as required by the the creepy old house on a foggy island building code. An added feature of the house is a pit in the basement for dumping bodies. A group of low lifes are invited to spend the week end at the house by the owner. The greedy scoundrels spend most of their time sneaking around and plotting to murder one another in hope of finding the treasure hidden on the premises. As usual the boat which brought them will not be back to pick them up until the end of the movie. This actually not to bad of an old little murder/mystery/horror movie. The tension level rises at the end as the no good low life greedy scoundrels face a certain group death. Will the hero manage to open the door in time to save their worthless hides? Does he even care? You will have to watch the movie to find out the answers!
Ed Jr -
Subject: Golden Oldies
Kind of a strange movie for '45. One would think people would have been preoccupied with the war. Evenso it was a good movie. Another take off from Dr. Morreau's Island.
Subject: Good Stuff
Everyone knows this story regardless of whether or not they have seen this particular movie.
Someone sets up an old house full of traps and lures greedy unsympathetic guest with a simple playing of their greedy nature. Most of the people die except the pure ones.
In this case it is an ex-con who is upset about the prison time he received after a deal went bad with the people invited to his isolated island. In stereotypical fashion only the innocent survive and don't say I spoiled the surprise cause that isn't one and that is not the type of surprise to look for in this type of film.
Some interesting tricks and traps permeate the house and are quite entertaining. The characters may be two dimensional villains but the way they interact with one another and blackmail, backstab and try to find a fortune is more than redeeming.
Very good B movie.
Subject: Good movie
This is one of those fun old movies that involves a large old house with greedy guests each whom receives a gift of a clue to what may make them wealthy, if they don't bump each other off first.
Subject: GREAT FLICK
George Zucco always plays a serious role and make it come off as a classic.
Subject: Fog Island
Like Zucco. Like movie. Like ending. Four stars!
Subject: good story
Another nice film, to pass some time with.
Subject: Good, but lacks tension
This is a tale of well-deserved revenge on a group of despicable characters by a wronged man. A young couple is added into the mix, I assume, for balance. They start their lives together at the end with secrets and lies. Irony, albeit weak.
Two of my favorite B-movie bad guys, George Zucco and Lionel Atwill, star, but they have only one good scene together.
The MPEG-4 video is OK, but the distortion in the audio is annoying. Still, all the dialog is understandable.